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Sep 15, 2009 11:42 EEST
September 15 (SeeNews) - Following are some of the main stories in the online versions of Serbian media on Tuesday morning. SeeNews has not verified these reports and cannot vouch for their accuracy.
- The shape of Serbia’s economy is much better than the forecasts for the current period made at the end of 2008 indicated at the time, central bank Governor Radovan Jelasic said, adding that the economy, employment, and the country’s exports will not contract any further.
- Serbia plans to invest more than 9.0 billion euro in its energy and mining sector over the next six or seven years, using either budget funds or strategic partnerships, Energy Minister Petar Skundric said.
- The government in Belgrade plans to invest 500 million euro in railway upgrades, Prime Minister Mirko Cvetkovic said, giving no timeframe.
- Serbia will lay off 10,000 public sector workers by the end of the year, Economy Minister Mladjan Dinkic said, adding that ministers that fail to cut staff will be fined 1.0 million dinars each.
- Germany’s Wather-Technology-Energy may invest in a unit in Serbia’s northern Vojvodina province for potable water and water supply, the provincial executive council said, after its chairman Bojan Bajtic met with company officials. The talks also covered the opportunities the German company offers for wastewater treatment and waste management projects and for the generation of heating energy and electricity from recycled waste.
(1 euro=93.5717 Serbian dinars)
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